Regional Competition

Free

Vlatka Vorkapić
Screening time  
24.02. / Tuesday, 17:00 - 19:00 Theatre 1  
25.02. / Wednesday, 12:00 - 14:00 Theatre 2  
26.02. / Thursday, 23:00 - 01:00 Theatre 1  
How much are people willing to donate their time and effort? How much is free really free?

A cancer patient, parents of a disabled child, students, the homeless in a free IT workshop, volunteers giving free school lessons, volunteers in a nursing home, volunteers giving out free lunches they made themselves from free groceries – all of them are protagonists of the documentary Free. How much are people willing to donate their time and effort? How much are we all prepared to invest in common good? These are the questions raised by this documentary. Our view on free says a lot about us, but also about the society we live in. How much is free really free, false free in strategies of attracting consumers where free is used as a manner of forcing the consumers to a behaviour they would normally not choose, the pro bono concept and the volunteering concept, limiting the right to free education and medical treatment, even though free education and free health care are the basis of social justice – all these are issues portrayed on concrete examples and individual human destinies.

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Vlatka Vorkapić

Vlatka Vorkapić is a screenwriter and director. She graduated in film and TV directing from the Academy of Dramatic Arts and comparative literature and Czech language and literature from the Zagreb Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. She is a member of the Croatian Film Directors’ Guild and Croatian Freelance Artists’ Association. She wrote many fiction, documentary and docu-fiction serials, and made around 30 documentaries, two short narratives (Driver’s Licence, Absent-minded Window-gazing) and the feature fiction film Sonja and the Bull, a huge box-office hit in 2012. At the Pula Film Festival the film won a Golden Arena for best screenplay.

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Croatia
2015, 43', DCP

Directed by:
Vlatka Vorkapić

Screenplay by:
Vlatka Vorkapić

Cinematography:
Jasenko Rasol

Edited by:
Marin Juranić

Producers:
Morana Komljenović, Vinko Brešan

Produced by:
Fade In, Zagreb film